What does cockpit mean?

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ˈkɒkˌpɪtcock·pit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cockpitnoun

    compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft

  2. cockpitnoun

    a pit for cockfights

  3. cockpitnoun

    seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car

GCIDE

  1. Cockpitnoun

    In airplanes or boats, the space where the pilot or operator sits to control the vehicle. In airplanes it is usually in the front of the fuselage. In larger airplanes it may be closed off from the cabin, where the passengers travel.

Wiktionary

  1. cockpitnoun

    The space for those in control of a nautical, aeronautical, or astronautical vessel.

  2. cockpitnoun

    The compartment set aside for the care of wounded during naval engagements; the sickbay.

  3. cockpitnoun

    A well, usually near the stern, where the helm is located.

  4. cockpitnoun

    An enclosure for cockfights.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cockpitnoun

    Etymology: cock and pit.

    Can this cockpit hold
    The vasty field of France? William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    And now have I gained the cockpit of the western world, and academy of arms, for many years. James Howell, Vocal Forrest.

Wikipedia

  1. Cockpit

    A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft or spacecraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft. The cockpit of an aircraft contains flight instruments on an instrument panel, and the controls that enable the pilot to fly the aircraft. In most airliners, a door separates the cockpit from the aircraft cabin. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, all major airlines fortified their cockpits against access by hijackers.

ChatGPT

  1. cockpit

    A cockpit is a compartment located at the front of an aircraft, vehicle, or spacecraft from which a pilot or crew controls and operates the vessel. It contains navigation and control instruments necessary for flying or driving, such as steering wheel, gauges, buttons, or advanced electronic systems. In some contexts, it can also refer to the driver's compartment in a car or the area from which a ship is steered.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cockpitnoun

    a pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights

  2. Cockpitnoun

    the Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so called because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall palace

  3. Cockpitnoun

    that part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement

  4. Cockpitnoun

    in yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin

Wikidata

  1. Cockpit

    A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft. Most modern cockpits are enclosed, except on some small aircraft. The cockpit of an aircraft contains flight instruments on an instrument panel, and the controls that enable the pilot to fly the aircraft. In most airliners, a door separates the cockpit from the passenger compartment. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, all major airlines fortified the cockpit against access by hijackers.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cockpit

    The place where the wounded men are attended to, situated near the after hatchway, and under the lower gun-deck. The midshipmen alone inhabited the cockpit in former times, but in later days commission and warrant officers, civilians, &c., have their cabins there.--Fore cockpit. A place leading to the magazine passage, and the boatswain's, gunner's, and carpenter's store-rooms; in large ships, and during war time, the boatswain and carpenter generally had their cabins in the fore cockpit, instead of being under the forecastle.

Editors Contribution

  1. cockpit

    A defined space on an aircraft for crew.

    The cockpit is where the pilot and crew who fly the aircraft sit and use equipment during a flight.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockpit in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockpit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cockpit in a Sentence

  1. Jim Hall:

    We've had five to eight incidents like this since Egypt Air, most of those occurred when the pilot was left alone in the cockpit. I think we now need to focus on threats inside the cockpit.

  2. Chris Roberts:

    We can still take planes out of the sky thanks to the flaws in the in-flight entertainment systems, quite simply put, we can theorize on how to turn the engines off at 35,000 feet and not have any of those damn flashing lights go off in the cockpit.

  3. Yves Rossy:

    It was always a dream to fly without the constraints of being inside a cockpit, vince and I are thrilled to partner with Emirates and would like to thank them for helping us turn yet another dream into reality. It was absolutely surreal flying alongside the biggest aircraft there is.

  4. Michael Barr:

    The Asian carriers are trying to really expand quickly, when you've got cockpit seats needing to be filled, you're going to fill them.

  5. Sanita Belgrave:

    If there was ever a time to QUIT, now is not the hour, so get back in the COCKPIT.

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